If you feel like your house is too cluttered and you may soon end up on an episode of Hoarders, don't immediately start looking for larger, more expensive living quarters. You may just need to maximize usable space in your current home. Check out these tips for making the most of the room you have now:
You can easily create more usable space in your home by changing your furnishings. From shelving and decorative baskets to seating and tables with hidden storage, new furnishings can go a long way to hide clutter and give your home a new streamlined look. The experts at Carolina Rustica can help you choose furniture with multiple functions like a table/desk, couch with pull-out bed or ottomans with storage. AAA members receive 10% off retail prices.
If you have blanketed your space with a lifetime of knick-knacks and tchotchkes, it might be time to take some things away. Don't have EVERYTHING out on display. Group collections together and leave space for more visual impact. Pick and choose important decorative pieces and put the rest in storage. Sparefoot makes it easy to find affordable storage for all of your stuff, and AAA members get their 1st month free plus a $20 Amazon gift card.
Use the space from the tops of furniture to the ceiling to take advantage of this under-utilized territory. Consider purchasing a tall vertical mirror to give the appearance of additional square footage. Install floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, which give you more storage and serve to bring the eye upward. Take kitchen cabinets all the way up to achieve a grander look while providing room to store kitchen clutter.
Lighter tones and continuous color can make your space appear larger and more open. It may be time to paint over the dark accent wall you loved years ago and apply the same fresh color to all of your living areas. Use your PPG Paints member discount to achieve a soothing look and update your home without spending a fortune. Shop The Company Store at Tanger Outlets in Mebane, North Carolina, for great deals on high-quality blankets, pillows, and decor to coordinate with your new neutral, lush backdrop. Make sure to stop by guest services to pick up your free VIP coupon book available only to AAA members.
These storage solutions and decorating ideas will help you maximize your home's square footage no matter how big or small your home may be. Regardless of the size of your residence, having the right homeowner's policy is crucial. Let our insurance experts here at AAA make sure your current policy fits your unique needs.